Hi everyone! Just a quick note from Cannes.
Today, Kew Media Group, a publicly listed media company with offices in London, Toronto, and Los Angeles announced it’s taking a stake in Awesome.
Personally, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the KEW family of companies, which includes production and distribution. KEW may not be a household name, but its founders, board members and partners are some of the best in the business. And (and this is important), they are also the most professional and highly ethical in the industry.
Practically speaking, this deal means Awesome can scale up.
We plan to hire some great people (maybe it’s you…don’t hesitate to be in touch) and we’ll bring our creative development slate to screen in more impactful way. We’ll soon be in a place to help authors and writers realise their visions. Awesome grew out of the books that I wrote and co-wrote, but now, I’ll be able to work with fellow authors and creators to develop, package, and produce their best work across books and screen. I want Awesome to be the creative hub where the world’s most talented creators come to do the work that future generations will remember them by.
What won’t change is our obsession for creative quality. I will still be writing, both books and original TV script. For example, I’m writing my first adult novel now, ‘Looking Glass’ and sharing the work in process chapters on wattpad) and original script ‘Expat’ is now in co-development with Monumental Television.
The other thing that won’t change is the flexible model we work with. This deal is not a ‘first look’ or ‘distribution’ deal. Awesome will still be free to match our creative projects with the most appropriate distribution partners for each project. We’re already working with ITV Studios, Warner Bros, and WME-IMG.
This is an incredibly exciting next step in the evolution of what I set out to create a few years ago with just my laptop and backpack.
I hope you’ll join me on the next leg of this journey.
On we go,